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About ICCFA

      

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The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association is the only international trade association representing all segments of the cemetery, funeral service, cremation and memorialization profession.

Founded in 1887 as the Association of American Cemetery Superintendents, the organization was created by a group of 18 cemeterians whose goal was to improve the appearance and operations of their properties. Throughout its first century of operation, the association grew in size and mission and underwent several name changes, but it remained a national cemetery-only organization. In 1996, the association became the International Cemetery and Funeral Association, expanding its membership to include funeral homes and other related businesses and extending its reach beyond U.S. borders. In 2007, “Cremation” was added to the name to more accurately reflect the operations and goals of its membership.

Today, the ICCFA is composed of more than 7,500 cemeteries, funeral homes, crematories, memorial designers and related businesses worldwide. It serves and supports these members through a host of benefits designed to increase their management proficiency and improve their businesses--from regular updates on government and legal issues, to educational meetings, to a variety of services and products tailored to meet their needs.

The ICCFA promotes consumer choices, pre-arrangement and open competition and has created more than two dozen model guidelines advocating state legislation on a variety of consumer-related issues. The association also assists consumers more directly through information resources, as well as through a complaint mediation service.

Mission Statement

Providing exceptional education, networking and legislative guidance and support to progressive cemetery, funeral and cremation professionals worldwide.

 

Bylaws & Obligations of Membership

You may download our Bylaws & Obligations of Membership by clicking here.

 


 

ICCFA Staff

All staff may be contacted by phone at 800.645.7700 and the extensions listed below (except where noted)

Executive Director and General Counsel
ROBERT M. FELLS
Ext. 1212

Director of Operations
NADIRA E. BADDELIYANAGE
Ext. 1225

Director, Communications & Membership Services
ROBERT TREADWAY
Ext. 1224

Membership Manager
SHEILA J. CEPHAS
Ext. 1217

Office Administrator & Associations Liaison
BRENDA CLOUGH
Ext. 1214

Administrative/Accounting Assistant
SHARNICA DE SILVA
Ext. 1216

Meetings Coordinator
KAREN R. GRAY
Ext. 1219

Executive Assistant
LINDA GREGORY
Ext. 1211

Education & Programs Manager
MOLLY JIN
Ext. 1218

Cremation Programs Coordinator
POUL LEMASTERS, ESQ.

Managing Editor
SUSAN J. LOVING
Ext. 1222

Product Development Coordinator
DANIEL OSORIO
Ext. 1215

Supplier Relations Manager
RICK PLATTER
Ext. 1213

Meeting Planner
KELLY SPANN
Ext. 1220

 


Officers

2013-2014 President Nancy R. Lohman, CCFE

President
Nancy R. Lohman, CCFE
StoneMor Partners LP and Lohman Funeral Homes, Cemeteries & Cremation
Ormond Beach, Florida


President-Elect
I. Frederick Lappin, CCE
Knollwood Cemetery Corporation and
Sharon Memorial Park
Sharon, Massachusetts

Vice President, Education
Scott R. Sells, CCFE
Service Corporation International
San Jose, California

Vice President, Membership & Marketing
Michael R. Uselton, CCFE
Gibraltar Remembrance Services
Palmetto, Florida

Vice President, Internal Affairs
Darin B. Drabing
Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries
Glendale, California

Vice President, External Affairs
Christine Toson Hentges, CCE
The Tribute Companies Inc.
Hartland, Wisconsin

Treasurer
Jay Brammer
Gibraltar Remembrance Services LLC
Indianapolis, Indiana

Secretary
Gary M. Freytag, CCFE
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
Cincinnati, Ohio

 


Board of Directors

ANDRES AGUILAR (term expires in '14)
Senoriales Corporacion de Servicio
Guatemala City, Guatemala

RUSSELL W. ALLEN (14)
Memorial Oaks Funeral Home and Cemetery
Houston, TX

LAUREN BLEVINS (16)
Williams Funeral Home & Crematory
Columbia, Tennessee

THOMAS P. DALY, CCE, CCCE (14)
Worcester County Memorial Park
Paxton, MA

KEVIN R. DANIELS (14)
The Daniels Company LLC
Albuquerque, NM

ALLEN L. DAVE, JR. (16)
Allen Dave Funeral Directors & Cremation Tribute Center
Cypress, Texas

JAY D. DODDS (14)
The Signature Group
Houston, TX

DARIN B. DRABING (16)
Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries
Glendale, California

ANTHONY GUERRA (14)
Guerra & Gutierrez Mortuaries
Los Angeles, CA

ERNIE HEFFNER, CFuE (14)
Heffner Funeral Homes & Crematory
York, PA

CHRISTINE TOSON HENTGES, CCE (15)
The Tribute Companies Inc.
Hartland, WI

TIMOTHY J. HOFF, CFSP (16)
Hoff Funeral & Cremation Service
St. Charles, Minnesota

KEENAN L. KNOPKE, CCE (15)
Curlew Hills Memory Gardens
Palm Harbor, FL

JOHN T. McQUEEN, CFSP (15)
Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes, Cemetery & Crematory
St. Petersburg, FL

JERRY MYERS, CPA, PMP (14)
Stewart Enterprises
New Orleans, LA

BLAIR H. NELSEN, CFuE, CFSP (15)
Nelsen Family Funeral Services
Richmond, VA

MARLA J. NOEL, CPA (16)
Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary
Santa Ana, California

JAMES D. PRICE, CCFE, CCrE (15)
Foundation Partners Group
Tampa, FL

ABIGAIL BRAMMER QUIOCHO (16)
Gibraltar Rememberance Services
Indianapolis, Indiana

M. YVAN RODRIGUE (16)
Services Commemoratifs Celebris
Montreal, C

ANTHONY RUSSO (15)
Cypress Hills Cemetery
Brooklyn, NY

STEPHEN L. SCHACHT, CCFE (14)
Service Corporation International
Seal Beach, CA

G. KENNETH STEPHENS (16)
Stewart Enterprises, Inc.
Dallas, Texas

GREGG A. STROM, CCE (15)
StoneMor Partners
Bristol, PA

DANIEL L. VILLA (15)
Inglewood Park Cemetery
Inglewood, CA

 

Ex-Officio Pet Loss Professionals Alliance representative to serve a three-year term on the Board:

COLEEN ELLIS, CPLP (15)
Two Hearts Pet Loss Center
Greenwood, IN

 

IMSA appointment to serve a one-year term on the Board:

Frederick W. Miller, CCE
Memorial Business Systems
Brentwood, TN

 

Past Presidents elected to serve a one-year term on the Board: 

ARLIE T. DAVENPORT, JR.
Greenwoo
d-Mt. Olivet                                           Fort Worth, Texas

DAVID J. SHIPPER
Futura Group
Ewing, New Jersey

IRWIN W. SHIPPER, CCE
Rose Hills Memorial Park
Putnam Valley, New York

 

Here is what ICCFA members have to say about the association:

 

 


ICCFA Service Bureau, Inc. Board of Directors

Robert M. Fells, President
Keenan L. Knopke, CCFE, Chairman
Gregg A. Strom, CCE, Vice Chair
Richard F. Cody, CCE, Secretary
C. John Linge, CCFE, Treasurer
David Shipper, Member-Elect


Cemetery Consumer Service Council (CCSC)

ICCFA Representatives:
Stephen G. Burrill, CCE, CCrE
Thomas P. Daly, CCE, CCCE



Committees

Executive Committee
ICCFA President
Nancy R. Lohman, CCFE
StoneMor Partners LP and Lohman Funeral Homes, Cemeteries & Cremation
Ormond Beach, Florida

ICCFA President-Elect
I. Frederick Lappin, CCE
Knollwood Cemetery Corporation and Sharon Memorial Park
Sharon, Massachusetts

ICCFA Immediate Past President
Jeff Kidwiler, CCE, CSE
He
ritage Park
Metro Manila, Philippines

Ernie Heffner, CFuE
Heffner Funeral Homes & Crematory
York, Pennsylvania (president
’s appointment)

Mark J. Krause, CFuE
Krause Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Milwaukee, WI (past presidents' appointment)

ICCFA Treasurer
Jay Brammer
Gibraltar Remembrance Services LLC
Indianapolis, Indiana (ex-officio)

Educational Steering Committee
Scott R. Sells, CCFE, Vice President

ICCFA University: Ernie Heffner, CFuE, Chancellor
Fall Management Conference: Anthony Guerra and Blair Nelsen, CFuE, CCrE, CFSP, Co-Chairs
Wide World of Sales Conference: Greg Strom, CCE, and Kathleen Berry, Co-Chairs
Annual Convention & Exposition: Gary Freytag, CCFE, and Scott Sells, CCE, Co-Chairs

External Affairs Steering Committee
Christine Toson Hentges, CCE, Vice President

State Association & Regulation Subcommittee: Paul Elvig, Chairman

Internal Affairs Steering Committee
Darin B. Drabing, Vice President

Membership & Marketing Steering Committee
Michael R. Uselton, CCFE, Vice President

Next Generation Committee: Jennifer Frew and Abigail Brammer Quiocho, Co-Chairs

Member Benefits Review Committee: Marla J. Noel, Chair

Finance Committee
Jay Brammer, Chairman

Future Directions Committee
I. Frederick Lappin, CCE, Chairman

Government & Legal Affairs Committee
Irwin W. Shipper, CCE, Chairman

Government & Legal Fundraising Subcommittee: Irwin W. Shipper, CCE, Chairman

Tax Subcommittee: Irwin W. Shipper, CCE, Chairman

Nominating & Elections Committee
Jeff Kidwiler, Chairman

Certification Subcommittee: Robert A. Gordon, Sr., CCFE, CCrE, CSE, Chairman

Credentials & Elections Subcommittee: Robert A. McConneghy III, and Kevin R. Daniels, CCE, Co-Chairs

Hall of Fame Subcommittee: Jeff Kidwiler, Chairman

Political Action Committee
Paul M. Elvig, Chairman

Disbursement Subcommittee: Irwin W. Shipper, CCE, Chairman

Sales & Marketing Committee
Nicole Wiedeman, Chair

 

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